Monday, 21 July 2014

What do POWER LEADERS have in Common:

What do POWER LEADERS have in Common:
The term “Thought Leader” connotes a level of publicity attained by those people who are willing to go against the industry grain, assume calculated risk and thrive in their newfound success. Being a thought leader isn’t easy as it requires a strong openness to new ideas, the courage to say “go” when others say “no,” and the perseverance to create something from nothing.
While the daily tactics of running an organization may be clearly defined, such as running a profit center or managing profit and loss, the one area of an enterprise that doesn’t "speak" those neatly defined ones and zeroes is leadership.  So if you want to be a Thought Leader here are few pocket tips to be followed:
1. Listen and Communicate. If you look at thought  leaders throughout history, one common denominator you’ll find is skillful oration. Leaders may speak to the masses but they have to listen and communicate with individuals.
Don’t give only speeches, which makes people what to think and how to feel, better is to listen and communicate which helps to create meaning through self-discovery. If you want to sustain your value as a thought  leader, you must be able to Listen and communicate -- and instill -- value.
2. Act like one : Physical appearance isn’t just what you wear -- it’s how you carry yourself, and people will judge you the moment you enter a room.  Confidence and body language and your personality counts.  Research have shown that physically fit people attract more attention than their non-fit counterparts. If you want to be someone , that exudes charisma and therefore builds opportunities through relationships, it pays to stay in shape.
3. Converse Little. There is an art to making conversation, so if you’re not a talker, don’t fret, because the social butterfly inside you can -- and should -- be developed. As a leader, people expect you to be prepared all the time, to offer guidance, words of wisdom or a story to share. Having a few one-liners anecdotes or opening lines handy as icebreakers ensures that you’ll be the one to save the social setting from an ill-fated “weirdness.”
4. Knowledgeable leadership.
Knowing is half the battle, and when you're armed with information about a potential challenge, you're also armed with the awareness to fix it. The better prepared you are for those encounters that often arise out of nowhere, the longer your leadership brand will sustain its value.
Thought leaders create value in peoples’ lives with a steady stream of eureka! moments, and the benefits of being considered a thought leader abound as you and your company are positioned as the “go-to” providers in your market.

-         Thanks to all the thought leadership writers and authors to help me do this reference blog

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